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July 25, 2014 – 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
July 26, 2014 – 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Burning River Fest 2014

Presented by the Great Lakes Brewing Company to benefit the Burning River Foundation, the 2014 Burning River Fest will take place on Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26 from 6-11 pm at the historic Coast Guard Station at Whiskey Island.

Since 2001, people from all over the Great Lakes region raise a pint at the Fest to salute the “watershed moment” that raised a new level of eco-consciousness – the 1969 fire on the Cuyahoga River. With a projected attendance of 8,000, the 2014 event will feature live music, fresh food from local farms and eateries, educational exhibits, and a special appearance by Great Lakes Brewing Company’s Christmas Ale. This year’s Fest will include an increase in environmental education and the arts with a photo contest as well as participation by artists from the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Parade the Circle.

Great Lakes Brewing Company co-owner and co-founder of the Burning River Foundation Patrick Conway says, “The goal of the Foundation is to make the Fest the preeminent environmental festival in the country by 2019 -- the 50th anniversary of the infamous fire on the Cuyahoga River which prompted the federal clean water act legislation. Each year at the Fest, the community celebrates how far we have come in restoring our fresh water resources. To date, we have raised close to $400,000 that’s given back to groups that work in the area of water quality. As the Fest grows, the Foundation will use the increased proceeds to fund even more efforts to improve, maintain and celebrate the vitality of those resources.”

Old Coast Guard Station
Whiskey Island
Cleveland, OH

More information: http://www.burningriverfoundation.org/

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